Chess

THE Philippines' youngest Woman Fide Master Antonella Berthe "Tonelle" Murillo Racasa will head to Sri Lanka with hopes of improving her world ranking aside from bringing more honor for the country.

Accompanied by his father/coach Roberto Racasa who is also an International Memory Sports champion, fondly called Tonelle in chess world will see action at the Asian Youth Chess Championships slated from

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(Open section, (2000 and above rating)
4.5 points---FM Nelson "Elo" Mariano III, NM Bob Jones Liwagon
4.0 points---Allen Gandia, Dandel Fernandez
3.5 points---Mark Anthony Yabut, NM Robert Arellano
3.0 points---NM Efren Bagamasbad
(Challenger's section, 1900 and below)
5.0 points---Roberto Manguiob, Mark Oliver Ingcad
4.5 points---Felix Aguilera, Leonito Raul Villate
4.0 points---Michael Renz Canonoy, Leo Lofranco, Jeffrey Ravago
3.5 points---Emmanuel Asi, Cris Cuntapay, Novo Tuazon, Orlando Pascual

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ALWAYS relying on his vast experience, Filipino Belsar Valencia kept its winning streak, this time dominating the just concluded 2019 Edmonton Chess Championship last March 3 in Edmonton City, Alberta, Canada.

Valencia, who hails from La Union defeated Canadian Jeff Reeve, 1.5.0.5, in the finals, to enroute the Edmonton Chess Championship title for the third time. He earned the trophy with an undefeated record.

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MVP Olympics PLDT Team Manager Martin "Binky" Gaticales remains on top in the over-all grand prix standings (Challenger's division) after accumulating 29 points in the 2nd leg of the Alphaland National Executive Grand Prix Active Chess Championships recently.

In solo second place is engineer Angel Tambong Jr. with 22 points and Atty. Rodrigo Aquino with 21 points in third.

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Two-time Olympiad veteran International Master (IM) Chito Garma defeated Isagani "Fischer" Ramos to capture the title in the blitz five minutes play to finish time control mode, six player's field, double round-robin format Friday night, March 1, 2019 in Marikina City.

The former University of Manila (UM) stand-out Garma played aggressively to beat Ramos and win the match 2-0.

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